Marcos Trinidad: How to break patterns, overcome addiction, practice non-violent communication and the joy of bird watching
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Joining us today is Marcos Trinidad, host of the new LAist Studios podcast “Human/Nature” is Center Director at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. During the past 5 years, he has nurtured a growing community of volunteers, youth and community partnerships; implemented a facility and grounds improvement plan; and partnered with the National Park Service to establish a vibrant native plant nursery. Born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles, where his family has lived for 70 years, Marcos has deep roots in the community. Prior to coming to Debs, he served as Director of Audubon Youth Environmental Stewards (a program of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society), where he engaged and inspired youth to connect to nature and their community through restoration and volunteer projects. He has also spent time as a Biology Technician for the U.S. Forest Service and an Urban Forester for both Northeast Trees and TreePeople. Marcos is an Army Veteran stationed in Hohenfenls, Germany as part of the 7th Army Training Command and served as a 19D Cavalry scout, Forward Observer.
Marcos continues to serve and work toward a more environmentally inclusive Los Angeles. For 2 decades, Marcos has advanced equity, diversity and inclusion in the environmental movement, including co-directing LA’s Environmental Professionals of Color chapter. Through that work, Marcos promoted and sponsored forums for people of color working in environmentally-related careers. He was recognized in 2017 by the North American Association for Environmental Education as the recipient of the Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Award for his leadership in environmental justice, education and advocacy. Marcos loves to go bird watching with his 9-year-old daughter Paloma and his 7-old son Bija along the Los Angeles River. He is a world traveler and feels most complete when he goes on extended camping trips with his family.
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